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FREE Virtual Education Programs

Take your students on a virtual field trip at McDougall Cottage. Until we can welcome you back for in-person field trips, we are developing FREE online resources to help you enliven learning.

--- NEW --- FREE Live-Online Classroom Visits

Bringing the museum to your classroom. We are taking the very best of our onsite education programs and activities and offering FREE 30 minute virtual programs to engage your students.  

For more information or to book an online visit contact our Education Coordinator, Katie Anderson at kaanderson@regionofwaterloo.ca

Emigrants 'Kist' - Suggested Grade 3

kistGrade 3 – Social Studies

Join us as we unpack the ‘kist’ and explore the most important items an emigrant family would bring with them on their journey, using the Scots who emigrated to Canada in the 1800s as an example. 



Traditions and Celebrations - Suggested Grade 2 

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Grade 2 – Social Studies, The Arts, Mathematics
This new program combines Social Studies, Art, and Mathematics as we explore Traditions and Celebrations using the Scottish heritage of the former residents of McDougall Cottage as a starting point for a live virtual visit with your class! 


Oral History Project
Oral History Project - Help Us Make History

We are offering teachers, students, and families the opportunity to use this fully developed program to conduct their own oral history interview and literally make history.

Participate Now!

Field Trip Videos
Field Trip Videos

When a field trip is out of the question, journey to a virtual museum! Check out over 40 curriculum-linked videos. See all videos.

Have your Say
Have Your Say – We Want to Help

If you are interested in having us provide programming that you might not see offered, let us know.  This quick survey will help us get a better idea of what you need, and how we can help.

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